Posts by Doug Paul Case

An Impeccable Illusion: An Interview with Derrick Austin photo
October 6, 2021 | Interview

An Impeccable Illusion: An Interview with Derrick Austin

Doug Paul Case

I recently had the good fortune to zoom with Derrick Austin in celebration of his second book, Tenderness. His first had set the new standard for aesthetically beautiful queer debuts, and I devoured

What Might Happen: An Interview with Justin Jannise photo
June 2, 2021 | Interview

What Might Happen: An Interview with Justin Jannise

Doug Paul Case

In April I had the good fortune to zoom with Justin Jannise just a few days before his debut poetry collection, How to Be Better by Being Worse, was released by BOA Editions, Ltd. A wonderfully

Being Cute, Being Funny: An Interview with Richie Hofmann photo
May 15, 2020 | Interview

Being Cute, Being Funny: An Interview with Richie Hofmann

Doug Paul Case

I had the pleasure of meeting the poet Richie Hofmann for the second time this February when he came to Bloomington to give a reading. We spent the afternoon laughing and touring the recently-reopened

Zoom in on the Detail: An Interview with Chris Campanioni photo
October 18, 2019 | Interview

Zoom in on the Detail: An Interview with Chris Campanioni

Doug Paul Case

The 550-page the Internet is for real by poet, activist, educator, and underwear model Chris Campanioni struck me earlier this year as a much-needed treatise on "post-Internet" culture. Yes, I found

The Same Space Your Ghost Inhabits: An Interview with Sam Ross photo
October 1, 2019 | Interview

The Same Space Your Ghost Inhabits: An Interview with Sam Ross

Doug Paul Case

I'm four months late posting this interview, and that's on me, but it's a testament to Sam Ross's debut collection, Company, that I've thought of it at least weekly since. His poems are deceptively

My First CD: Cher's Believe photo
July 20, 2019 | My First...

My First CD: Cher's Believe

Doug Paul Case

I don’t remember when portable CD players came out, but I know the one my aunt got me for Christmas was the first to arrive in my house. This would have been fifth grade, 1999. Believe was the only

Three Poems photo
March 11, 2019 | Poetry

Three Poems

Doug Paul Case

"I Have No Idea How Tall I Am," "Everyone Says Things Like," and "In the Future Every Olympian Will Be Gay"

Love Letter to Ace Perry photo
December 17, 2017 | Poetry

Love Letter to Ace Perry

Doug Paul Case

It’s winter and again
my knees are beginning...

2 Poems photo
September 18, 2017 | Poetry

2 Poems

Doug Paul Case

Self-Portrait as Zac Efron’s Butt Double

What a feeling to find yourself
wearing a nude thong
mounting a green motorcycle
on the internet: a new gif, and how
many spins through Tumblr

Footnotes from an Essay I'll Never Publish photo
May 30, 2016 | Nonfiction

Footnotes from an Essay I'll Never Publish

Doug Paul Case

[1] Titles of this essay’s previous drafts included “On Déjà Vu and Getting What You Asked For,” “He Said I Wasn’t Queer,” and “Still, Apparently.”

Four Poems photo
March 30, 2016 | Poetry

Four Poems

Doug Paul Case

Déjà vu exists because time is a bunch of pink confetti

3 from Letter to the Aliens photo
February 10, 2015 | Poetry

3 from Letter to the Aliens

Doug Paul Case

from Letter to the Aliens

some of us spend our entire lives listening
waiting for you
dear aliens
if not to say something
directly to us then just
to one of your own perhaps
on his

Epistolaphobia photo
March 13, 2014 | Hobart 15

Epistolaphobia

Doug Paul Case

This month sees publication of our newest print issue, Hobart #15: HOTEL CULTURE. As such, and as we have done to accompany our last few print issues, we are devoting the month to various "bonus